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Section I: Fine & Rare Books, Lots 1-194

Section II: Fine Bindings & Sets, Lots 195-307

Section III: Fine Press Books, Lots 308-407

Section IV: Prints & Photographs, Lots 408-438


Over 400 lots of fine, rare, and unusual material, from 12th century Biblical manuscripts to modern fine printings, with important landmarks of science and literature, rare color plate books, historic Americana, early travel narratives, and much more. The Fine Bindings & Sets section presents  over one hundred examples of the craft, from individual masterpieces to handsome literary sets. The Fine Press Books include a large selection of Limited Editions Club publications, plus rarities from the Kelmscott Press,  Derrydale Press and others.  The fine prints feature creations by Leonard Baskin, Erté, David Lance Goines,  Jonathan Green, Edward Hagedorn, and other artists.


PBA Dynamic Bidding

When you place an absentee bid online, PBA's Dynamic Bidding will calculate your absentee bid against competing absentee bids and determine the current high bid amount.  So, for example, if you place an absentee bid of $200 on an item with a minimum bid of $100, you will be notified that you are the high bidder and the bid is at $100.  If a second bidder then places a bid of $150, your bid will be incremented up to $160.   The under bidder will also be notified by email that their bid was outbid with a link to the item to enter a higher bid if desired. The current high bid will be the starting bid when the lot comes up in the live auction itself. In addition to providing full transparency, Dynamic Bidding will allow you to make more informed decisions.


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Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained directly from the lot details page for each item or by contacting WilliamTaylor prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.

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